Instituto Franklin-UAH inaugurates its new Emily Dickinson Collection
On the week of April 17th, 2023, Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá inaugurates the Emily Dickinson Collection, named after the famous American poet. The collection aims to contribute to the main mission of Instituto Franklin-UAH as a forum for the analysis and dissemination of issues related to North America, promoting the generation of knowledge resulting from the research activity of the Instituto Franklin-UAH collaborators.
This interdisciplinary collection includes collective works derived from the participation in conferences held by Instituto Franklin-UAH in the field of history, culture and transatlantic relations. In addition, the collection also includes biographies of relevant Spaniards in the field of North American Studies.
The first book in this collection is titled Spain and North America in the Transatlantic Corridor: International Relations, Human Rights and Cartographies of Representation, by Juan Carlos Mercado and Carlos Aguasaco, both members of the City College of the City University of New York. The authors are frequent collaborators of Instituto Franklin-UAH in events such as the International Congress on Historical Links, and this book is the result of their participation in the last edition of this congress, which took place in Alcalá de Henares, on April 27th, 28th and 29th, 2022. The book tries to clarify issues related to international relations between the two territories from different points of view, going through its origins and analyzing the current scenario. It also reviews population movements in a globalized world and provides information on the formation and evolution of nations and communities.
The Emily Dickinson Collection joins the list of collections published by Instituto Franklin-UAH, among which are other compilations such as the Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin, or the Eleanor Roosevelt Collection, as well as the journals Tribuna Norteamericana, REDEN (Revista Española de Estudios Norteamericanos), Camino Real and Ecozon@.